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Hanover Tavern Speaker Series


If you haven't been to the Hanover Tavern since its renovation, this is a good chance to check it out.  You may want to arrive early to look around.

From the Hanover Tavern website:

Author Jack Trammell will speak about his new book The Richmond Slave Trade: From the Colonial Period to the Civil War at 7:00 PM. The lecture is free to the public.

Re-conceptualizing the Richmond slave trade—an examination of the economics and human costs of the vast capitalism of slavery—will suggest important ways that the impact of the interstate slave trade has been misunderstood and under appreciated in terms of how it impacted all Virginians, and moreover, all Americans. Using resources and economic information from his recent book on the topic, the author will outline what this re-conceptualization means, and how it should be utilized by historians and ordinary Americans from this point forward.

Jack Trammell is Assistant Professor and Director of DSS at Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia. He is a long-time teacher and writer of history, specializing in the Civil War era, disability rights history, and military history. His interest in slavery stems from Civil War research and his time as a columnist for the Washington Times, where he first wrote about the economics of the slave trade.

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  • Dennis B.

    The presenter described his new book The Richmond Slave Trade" which was most interesting.

    May 22, 2013

  • Sue

    Interesting topic. Lots of good questions at the end.

    May 21, 2013

  • Dennis B.

    I'll tentatively atttend if I am finished with my 1 pm hike of Hollywood Cemetery as leader of James River Hikers

    May 14, 2013

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